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likelihood

noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhd\

: the chance that something will happen

Full Definition of LIKELIHOOD

:  probability <a strong likelihood that he is correct — T. D. Anderson>

Examples of LIKELIHOOD

  1. There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.
  2. <the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high>

First Known Use of LIKELIHOOD

14th century

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